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Who is Daniel Smith

This Preview will bring you up to speed about a decade-long, Federal-storm-trooper assault on a humble, caring soul who sought only to help disease-stricken fellow humans worldwide.

Why Daniel Smith has become a hero for tens of thousands of suffering people throughout the globe: Daniel founded Project Green Life (PGL), an alternative health association that made the first professional grade MMS (Master Mineral Solution)  ~ making it available in over 160 countries between 2007 and 2011.

Out of the blue the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began warning Daniel that they wanted the distribution of MMS to stop - immediately. Following legal consultation, Daniel wrote the FDA explaining how MMS was improving the health of multitudes around the world and asked them why they were making this demand. Silence. Daniel sent the document again. Continued silence. Daniel repeated a third time.

Rather than responding, the FDA initiated a year-long clandestine reconnaissance mission for the purpose of secretly securing search and seizure warrants aimed at putting PGL out of business in one fail swoop. It became obvious that this pursuit by the FDA was another example of a plethora of similar militant assaults on other Alternative Health companies and practitioners and in truth was a part of the agency's ongoing war against health freedom. In Daniel’s case they threatened him with 38 years in a Federal prison figuring Daniel would immediately close Project Green Life and thus block the distribution of MMS ever again.

Even though hundreds of users of MMS wrote the FDA declaring praises for the efficacy of MMS the FDA continued and intensified their unconstitutional actions. Daniel was arrested and charged with six felonies along with his wife and two employees. For what you ask? Helping people to get well.

Following a mockery of a trial in which Daniel was forbidden by the Judge to put on a defense he was convicted and sentenced to 51 months in a Federal Penitentiary. Even with this travesty-of-justice punishment the Prosecutor argued with the Judge demanding Daniel be sentenced to Life in Prison.

As you look through this fact-filled blog (StandByDaniel.com) you’ll suspect a scheming collusion between the FDA and gigantic International Pharmaceutical entities. Daniel was portrayed as a conniving, evil, greedy Snake-Oil profiteer. One Federal employee even said, "I consider you a Domestic Terrorist!" Really? C’mon. Get real.

Truth is stranger than fiction. Right? This blog ~ StandByDaniel.com ~ will answer this query.

Daniel Smith | February Update

February 19, 2018

Last month we asked you to sign a Petition pleading with all 29 Judges of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the 3-Judge panel’s denial of Daniel’s appeal. More than 3,000 of you signed. THANK YOU for doing so. So what decision did the 29 Judges make?

Did the 29 Judges read the Petition and send Daniel home? NO.

Did the 29 Judges order a new trial and send Daniel home in the interim? NO.

How many of the 29 Appellate Court Judges agreed that Daniel’s appeal must be heard again?

The Court clerk wrote these dreary words: "The full court has been advised of the Petition for Rehearing En Banc and no judge of the court requested a vote on the Petition...it is DENIED."

That’s right 29 Judges ignored both Daniel’s Appeal for a new hearing and the 3,000 signer Petition. What a travesty.

Well so what is left? Here is Daniel’s response:

Daniel’s Heartfelt message from Prison:

Beloved Friends and Family,

My deepest and warmest thanks to all of you (literally thousands) who signed a recent petition to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals asking its judges to rehear my case. Alas, the panel's decision arrived last week: Petition for Rehearing DENIED.  True to form, there was no reason or analysis given. It was as if no one bothered to read -- or care -- that the panel had failed to address the most fundamental issues raised, effectively denying the right to an appeal, just as the district court had denied the right to present a defense at trial.

So what's next ? My attorney is preparing to submit a Petition for Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court based upon these and other issues in which the panel -- or its clerk -- ignored the law. A review by the Supreme Court, however, is not an easy thing to acquire, but we will try, and by grace we may prevail. The Ninth Circuit is the most overturned circuit in the nation, so perhaps the Supreme Court will, once again, overturn this denial.

Please don't mistake this report as a cause to be bitter or to rail against injustice. This has been the most brilliant journey and I would not trade it for anything in this life. I can see now it has worked -- and is continuing to work -- a noble purpose in me and hopefully all of us.

As we await now the rest of the story, I want to share with you my latest anthem... my theme song... hoping you'll have a listen... and maybe it will become yours too. Music helps me transduce this journey through emotion into learning and wisdom -- especially here in prison where comforts are so few, tenderness is unknown, and "inward" is the only place to go. The song is called:


So Alive
by The Goo Goo Dolls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhQFpgtgUXM

Lyrics:

"Feeling like a hero, but I can’t fly
No, you never crash if you don’t try
Took it to the edge, now I know why
Never gonna live if you’re too scared to die

Gonna disconnect from the hard wire
Time to raise a flag for the cease fire
Staring down the hole inside me
Looking in the mirror, making peace with the enemy

I’m so alive, I’m so alive, I’m so alive
You can make it on a wish if you want to
You can make it on a wish if you want to
I’m so alive, I’m so alive, I’m so alive

You can make it on a wish if you want to
You can make it on a wish if you want to

Open up my heart like a shotgun
Blinded by the light of a new sun
Get up, get up, get out and get done
For the first time I feel like someone

Breaking down the walls in my own mind
Keeping my faith for the bad times
Get up, get up, stand like a champion
Take it to the world, gonna sing it like an anthem

I’m so alive, I’m so alive, I’m so alive
You can make it on a wish if you want to
You can make it on a wish if you want to
I’m so alive, I’m so alive, I’m so alive

You can make it on a wish if you want to
You can make it on a wish if you want to

I am no man of steel
I have no heart of stone
Don’t tell me how it feels
I’ll find it on my own

Never gonna live if you’re too scared to die

I’m so alive, I’m so alive, I’m so alive
You can make it on a wish if you want to
You can make it on a wish if you want to
I’m so alive, I’m so alive, I’m so alive
You can make it on a wish if you want to
You can make it on a wish if you want to

I’m so alive, I’m so alive, I’m so alive"

Daniel concludes:

I AM alive - in large part because of each of you. I can't tell you how many times I've felt like giving up. It has been your faithful love, prayers and support that has sustained me -- the wonderful cards and letters, the encouraging words, beautiful stories, and all the support you continue to show my family in this difficult time. Thank you from the deepest part of me.

I will update you again when there is more to share.

With Love, Light, Laughter & Limitlessness!

Daniel


I wish the news was different. But we struggle on hoping against hope that somehow the Justice system will eventually make a fair and favorable ruling. Thank you again for accepting Daniel’s fight as your own and together as a united voice we can help change the outcome of this miscarriage of justice.

And for those who can help...

Thank you so much for the many of you that gave a love gift last month to help Daniel’s family’s needs and for lowering the balance on his fine. Your continual gracious support demonstrates that you're saying: Daniel, You are not alone. We believe in you. Thank you for standing up for us Daniel! Now we are standing up for you!

Any assistance can best be sent through PayPal’s Send Money. When PayPal asks for the email to which your donation is to be sent, simply type (copy & paste does not work) ~ ~ either type:

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Some find it even simpler to just click the PayPal logo below:
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If you prefer to send your donation conventionally: USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc. please send it to:

Larry Smith 9208 NE Highway 99, Suite 107-165 Vancouver, WA 98665-8986

This "suite" is simply a type of a post office box - with a street address.

Please Note: It is not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account while in prison ~ that’s why, I his father, receive it for him. To be deposited for Daniel’s and his family’s use it needs to be made out to Larry Smith.

Overwhelmed By Your Gracious Support

Larry Smith
Daniel’s Father

 

 

 

Daniel Smith | New Year Update

January 15, 2018

YOU DID IT!

Congratulations and a big Thank You.

Daniel's Petition to reach all 29 Judges at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is now in their hands. Thanks to you ~ almost 3,000 supporters of Daniel signed the Petition.  In December we had asked for you, his family and friends from all around the world, to sign the petition to ALL of the 29 judges to reconsider a 3-Judge panel's recent denial of Daniel's appeal.

Thank you for accepting Daniel's fight as your own and together when we are a united voice hopefully we can help change the outcome of this miscarriage of justice.

As mentioned last month: Playing Devil's Advocate for a moment: Some of you might be asking: "Well isn't Daniel's sentence going to be done next year? Why not just wait it out?"

The hope is that if the 29 Judge majority rules in Daniel's favor, his felony convictions will be removed and he'll go home to his family sooner.  Also, if he wins, he won't be branded a "FELON" for the rest of his life, or have to spend four more years on probation. This could make a big difference in Daniel's life, but could also make a big difference in the world of natural health, because the FDA has sure been shutting down Alternative Health Stores, Naturopathic Doctors (even an Amish gentleman).   Ponder - should the Government shut down a Vitamin Store for suggesting that a customer try Vitamin C or a cleansing routine?

For that matter how many children selling Lemonade in front of their own home need to be hassled by local police? It is time...we the people stand up and be counted!

Special Message From Daniel

Dear Friends & Family,

     Where do I start?

     I recently received a copy of a Change.org petition for rehearing my case that many of you signed on my behalf.  I was deeply moved by all the signatures and comments.  Thank you.

     I have been sitting in an elevated state of gratitude, reading each of your names aloud, giving thanks for your support.  I find myself smiling each time I come across a familiar name... a long-time supporter, an old friend, a lost-but-not-forgotten family member, a PGL customer, old business partner, even the "Cookie Monster".

     I am told that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has accepted the petition as an "amicus curea" ("friend of the court") brief, and has circulated it to all the judges.  This seems extraordinary and even hopeful.  You did this.  Thank you.

     This has been a difficult journey, but not without reward.  Although disappointed by the cursory denial of my appeal, it gave me occasion to consider something I had not deeply considered before... radical forgiveness.  I realized that I simply can't leave here without laying down every last petty resentment, even if I lose, because nothing is worth fracturing my soul, and I'm not leaving here the same person that came in.  I'm not wasting a precious day of this monastic retreat.

     Perhaps the most important thing I've learned is to "allow", and that changing the world begins first with changing myself.  It sounds simple, but its true.  Imagine the freedom I felt the day I woke up and realized I didn't have to change the world anymore.  At last, I could lay down my arms... arms against injustice, arms against tyranny, greed and corruption; no more political intrigue, no more righteous causes.  Freedom.

     It will have to be enough to just change me; that is all I've been given charge to do.  And that begins, I reckon, with radical forgiveness.  Radical forgiveness says I'm sorry... I forgive you... thank you... no matter who you are, or what you did, and especially if that who is you (me).

     I send this update with the names of three songs, dedicated to you... my beautiful friends and family:

     - Because You Loved Me - by Celine Dion
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpl4if07ics

     - Heaven on Earth (The Things We've Got to Do) - by Alphaville
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ArOIVU4A9k

     - Someday - by Celtic Woman
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65GsYjBy8_s

     I hope you will take the time to listen.

     Thank you for all your continued support, especially of my family.  I will send a new update as soon as we hear something from the Appeals Court.

Love, Light, Laughter, and Limitlessness.
Daniel


Continuing Needs and one seldom mentioned - which is timely - for those who can help...

You folks have cheerfully helped with Daniel and his family's needs. It is hard to figure out a way to say Thank You more vividly as I am overwhelmed by your loving and caring ways. I have no doubt you'll do so again. Thank you in advance!

Besides the needs of the family at home, his commissary, and printing and mailing costs one very important need is lurking overhead. Daniel's Fine. I'm looking at the current statement. Funny but they call the fine a Crime Victim Fund. Hmm...who are the crime victims in this?

We've made regular payments but the total still exceeds $11,000.  If just a few of you could see your way clear to help with a small chunk of this think of what it will mean to Daniel & his family. When he finally gets released he'll first have to live in a halfway house and find a job before they'll allow him to go home. I doubt they'll say "Take your time repaying the fine." ~ ~ ~ Thank you cherished ones for considering this.

Any assistance can best be sent through PayPal’s Send Money. When PayPal asks for the email to which your donation is to be sent, simply type (copy & paste does not work) ~ ~ either type:

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Some find it even simpler to just click the PayPal logo below:
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If you prefer to send your Donation conventionally: USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc. please send it to:

Larry Smith 9208 NE Highway 99, Suite 107-165 Vancouver, WA 98665-8986

This "suite" is simply a type of a post office box - with a street address.

Please Note: It is not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account while in prison ~ that’s why, I his father, receive it for him. To be deposited for Daniel’s and his family’s use it needs to be made out to Larry Smith.

In Deep Appreciation
Larry Smith
Daniel’s Father

 

 

Daniel Smith | December SPECIAL Update

December 11, 2017

This is a Special Update asking you to PLEASE SIGN MY SON'S (DANIEL SMITH'S) NEW PETITION. It is to the entire assembly of 29 Active Judges of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. We, his family and friends from all around the world, are asking these judges to reconsider a 3-Judge panel's recent denial of Daniel's appeal.

Why? Because the panel's decision skipped over MAJOR issues that should have resulted in a reversal of Daniel's case under law. We hope that it was not intentionally done as a favor for any Federal Agency or persons with hopes that it would fall under the radar and leave Daniel without any options.

We need as many signatures as quickly as possible, so don't delay. After you sign it, please email it to like-minded friends and family: post it on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere. We must never give up demanding justice and accountability of those in high positions of trust. Daniel's fight is our own and together we can help change the outcome of this miscarriage of justice.

Please be respectful in your comments as you sign the petition. It will be reviewed by all the judges. Being inflammatory, accusatory, or conspiratorial will not produce good results.

YES, it is perfectly OK to point out that the panel's decision overlooks important issues of actual innocence noted in the Petition. YES, it is perfectly OK to point out that the panel's decision gives the appearance of partiality and undermines your confidence in the administration of justice. YES, it is perfectly OK to point out how outrageous it is that Daniel was denied even his right to present a defense at trial. YES, it is OK to comment on Daniel's character if you know him or if he's made a positive impact in your life. Use restraint though as irritating or getting angry at the Judges will likely backfire and damage Daniel’s chances of a reversal. Thus, please be respectful for Daniel's sake.

We can't see how this will hurt AND it might just help. Playing Devil's Advocate for a moment: Some of you might be asking: "Well isn't Daniel's sentence going to be done next year? Why not just wait it out?"

The hope is that if the majority rules in Daniel's favor, his felony convictions will be removed and he'll get home to his family sooner. If he wins, he won't be branded a "FELON" for the rest of his life, or have to spend four more years on probation. This could make a big difference in Daniel's life, but could also make a big difference in the world of natural health, because the government is trying to expand its reach beyond the intent of Congress by twisting the law.

So please, click on the Petition link and sign it, then share it with others. Thank you for your continued love and support.

Petition:
https://www.change.org/p/public-petition-for-sua-sponte-call-for-rehearing-en-banc

Sign petition


And for those who can help...

In this Christmas season it will be most precious to help Daniel & his family’s needs...if at all possible. Your gracious support tells everyone that we'll stand by Daniel no matter what! Daniel, You are not alone. We believe in you. Thank you for standing up for us Daniel!

Any assistance can best be sent through PayPal’s Send Money. When PayPal asks for the email to which your donation is to be sent, simply type (copy & paste does not work) ~ ~ either type:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Some find it even simpler to just click the PayPal logo below:
PPD

If you prefer to send your Donation conventionally: USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc. please send it to:

Larry Smith 9208 NE Highway 99, Suite 107-165 Vancouver, WA 98665-8986

This "suite" is simply a type of a post office box - with a street address.

Please Note: It is not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account while in prison ~ that’s why, I his father, receive it for him. To be deposited for Daniel’s and his family’s use it needs to be made out to Larry Smith.

With Gracious Thankfulness

Larry Smith
Daniel’s Father

 

 

 

  

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